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Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide in central Paris. Learn how the city earned its title as the fashion capital of the world while you admire the glamorous window displays in the fashion district. Along the way, try a traditional Parisian treat—a sweet macaron.

    Continue to the Louvre, home to masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Hear about the museum highlights from your guide as you wander through the gardens, pose for photos by the iconic glass pyramid, and enjoy a glimpse of the sculpture gallery from a secret arcade. Make a note to come back and continue exploring another day—the museum's so big, you need half a day just to take in the highlights.

    Next, mingle with the locals at a Parisian market, stopping to indulge in another French passion—cheese. Sample a delicious array of regional cheeses, including smooth, mild Brie, or pungent Roquefort, the ‘King of Cheeses.’

    Continue through the streets, passing through hidden arcades and historic avenues, as your guide points out boutiques and popular patisseries along the way. Arrive at the famous Centre Pompidou and part with your guide for some independent sightseeing. Grab a light lunch at a nearby café (be sure to save space for more food tasting in the afternoon though), head to the top floor of the Centre Pompidou for panoramic views of Paris, or stroll down to the Seine riverside.

    Then, meet up with your group and guide outside the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Explore the medieval neighborhood of Le Marais, where highlights include preserved Gothic churches and streets, the remains of Paris’ 12th-century defense walls, or tucked away mansions. Le Marais is full of sweet shops, pâtisseries, boutiques, and cafés, so be sure to ask your guide for recommendations so you can come back in your own time. Stop in three different pastry stores to taste classic French sweets.

    Finally, stop at a wine store for a personalized tasting. Sip a range of French wines and try some delicious liqueurs, including Armagnac or 'Old Plum,' accompanied by a variety of French cheese or charcuterie, like ham or rillettes. 

    After an action-packed day, bid your guide farewell and end your tour at Bastille in the heart of Paris.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    31 Boulevard de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Place des Vosges, Paris, France
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Cheese-tasting
    • Three pastries and two macaroons
    • Charcuterie samples
    • Wine & liquor tasting
    • Entry/Admission - Jardin du Palais Royal
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Tips and gratuities for your guide
    • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • It is recommended to wear casual dress, comfortable walking shoes, and an umbrella (subject to weather conditions)
    • Please note that tour includes wine and alcohol tasting, which is not allowed for those under 18 years
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Closure of sites: Most of the shops and sights on this tour are closed on Sundays and public holidays, so we will not run the tours on these days.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 June 2019

    This tour with Emily would have bee a 5, but we received the wrong meeting place information. We walked 1.5 mi to the meeting place that been changed 6 months earlier. Fortunately a young lady stopped to help and walked us to the new spot....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Brian B
    timdem, Gérant at Paris Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

    Dear Brian, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and first of all we're happy to hear that you loved the tour with Emilie. Regarding the meeting place, we did update it on January 1st last year from Place de la Concorde...More

    Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

    Arthur was so great!!! Very knowledgeable and made all the sights come alive for us So impressed with his ability to switch languages so fast in one sentence Thanks for a great day, we so enjoyed seeing Paris. Natalie and Claire

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    Reviewed 27 March 2019

    So, this is two tours sandwiched back to back. Be ready for some WALKING. You're going to spend 8 hours on your feet with a few minor breaks and a lunch in the middle. The tour drifts around all over the place, as you can...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank captsodium
    Reviewed 19 January 2019

    I have taken this tour at the end of December. It was the worst experience I've ever tried. 1) The tour was very boring. The guide presented no interesting stories or facts about Paris. 2) I didn't feel the enthusiasm and engagement from the guide's...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank naglov
    timdem, Owner at Paris Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2019

    Hello Oleksander, We're sorry to hear that our full day tour was "the worse experience you've tried". That must have been pretty traumatising, then! Sorry as well that you didn't enjoy Arthur. We value him very much, as he's one of our most experienced and...More

    Reviewed 1 January 2019

    Arthur was our tour guide for the day and he was engaging with his many stories of the history. We walk a lot but it was interesting and each stop to sample macaroons, brioche and cheese. The highlight was the wine and cheese tasting near...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    1  Thank AnnGroccia
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    Response from AnnGroccia | Reviewed this property |
    The TripAdvisor website advises you of the availability of the tour. You just need to put your dates in and they will let you know if it is available. We went on a Thursday and I believe it is also available on Saturdays.
    28 June 2018|
    Response from rayenda |
    What type of weather do you expect there in mid-August?
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